Galaxy Make It Official: Ships Ruiz, Signs Lewis

Galaxy Make It Official: Ships Ruiz, Signs Lewis

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 21, 2008
  • 6 Comments
  • Carlos Ruiz, Eddie Lewis, Supplemental Draft, Trades

We finally got some confirmation that two deals went down today that we’ve been talking about for a couple days now.

  • LA Galaxy ships striker Carlos Ruiz to Toronto FC for a first and second round pick in the 2009 MLS Supplemental Draft and salary budget considerations.
  • The Galaxy also sign veteran midfielder/defender Eddie Lewis.

First off, Ruiz gets dealt for TWO supplemental picks and “budget considerations.” Good lord have the mighty fallen hard. That is just laughable at this point. Toronto gets an absolute steal of a deal really. If anyone comes out on top it has to be Toronto. Even if Ruiz doesn’t produce well while he is there its still a cheaper deal for them considering the lack of talent that comes out of the Supplemental Draft anymore.

LA doesn’t come up short handed though either, I love the addition of Lewis.

So for the last time, who comes out on top here now that we see it all laid out?

  • Dave

    I think it depends on how these players play obviously. But I believe that last year Mo in Toronto only used the first supplemental draft pick they had, and skipped the rest. So really, Toronto gave away basically nothing for Ruiz. Could be a real steal, or it could be a waste of time, but atleast we didn't lose anything.

  • Cannon Girl

    Now let me see if I have this straight…earlier this year LA traded the best goalkeeper in MLS for &quot;allocation money&quot; for Ruiz AND let Yallop slip through their fingers to make room for Ruud.<br />
    I wonder whose bright ideas those were? Oh—silly me—he's not there anymore either. Homer Simpson could have made better decisions than those—LOL!!!! GO QUAKES!!!!!!!!!

  • Dave

    I think it depends on how these players play obviously. But I believe that last year Mo in Toronto only used the first supplemental draft pick they had, and skipped the rest. So really, Toronto gave away basically nothing for Ruiz. Could be a real steal, or it could be a waste of time, but atleast we didn’t lose anything.

  • Cannon Girl

    Now let me see if I have this straight…earlier this year LA traded the best goalkeeper in MLS for “allocation money” for Ruiz AND let Yallop slip through their fingers to make room for Ruud.
    I wonder whose bright ideas those were? Oh—silly me—he’s not there anymore either. Homer Simpson could have made better decisions than those—LOL!!!! GO QUAKES!!!!!!!!!

  • Kaiser

    Its addition by subtraction for LA.<br />
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    They subtract Ruiz and his contract so they can add Lewis on the left flank. It will make them a better team, plus they get 2 draft picks. May be the supplemental draft, but sometimes you can get some decent role players out of it.<br />
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    Not sure how Ruiz will fit with TFC, but they will be an interesting team to watch with Ruiz and Guevara.

  • Kaiser

    Its addition by subtraction for LA.

    They subtract Ruiz and his contract so they can add Lewis on the left flank. It will make them a better team, plus they get 2 draft picks. May be the supplemental draft, but sometimes you can get some decent role players out of it.

    Not sure how Ruiz will fit with TFC, but they will be an interesting team to watch with Ruiz and Guevara.